We recommend starting by doing a municipal inventory of what your community does currently. The Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project is here to provide you with technical assistance with your municipal inventory. Whether you need help starting, or just want help figuring out the best ways to use the information you collect, please feel welcome to contact us. We can help you see the gaps and where you may want to start making changes, including assuring that the ordinances on the books are enforced.
Your community may already be doing a great deal in this area. If this were an easy problem to solve, it would be done already! That’s why we are constantly looking at the new research and evidence and are proud to say that the State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (SCAODA) has recently updated its alcohol prevention report. While the 2010 report is still a useful resource, the 2021 report (released in early 2022) is based on the growing amount of evidence for the necessity of effective alcohol prevention strategies and should be an excellent guide on working with your health systems, civic, and religious organizations to determine what local governments and Tribal Nations can do.
Several tools are provided here including some infographics to give your community ideas of where to get started.
Questions? Contact us! Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project is here to provide technical assistance and trainings upon request.